January 16, 1995 |
Despite vowing she would never give up, Republican Ellen Sauerbrey said she is abandoning her state court challenge of the gubernatorial election she lost by about 6,000 votes. A spokeswoman refused to say why Sauerbrey was withdrawing her lawsuit from the Maryland Court of Appeals. A news conference was scheduled for today. Sauerbrey, a legislator, had claimed the election was stolen through fraud or illegal voting, mainly in Baltimore. She lost by 5,993 of 1.4 million votes cast.
January 14, 1995 |
The Republican loser in Maryland's closest gubernatorial race in 75 years was denied a new election despite claims of widespread voter fraud. Circuit Judge Raymond G. Thieme in Annapolis said there was "simply no evidence of any systematic omissions or a pattern of misconduct throughout the state." Ellen Sauerbrey, a legislator who lost by 5,993 votes, had claimed the election was stolen through fraud or illegal voting. Democrat Parris Glendening was certified the winner in December.
November 23, 1994 |
Democrat Parris N. Glendening emerged as the winner of the Maryland governor's race Tuesday after an official review of the ballots put him ahead by 6,007 votes. But his GOP opponent, Ellen R. Sauerbrey, is claiming fraud.
August 19, 1995 |
An FBI investigation into allegations of voter fraud in Gov. Parris Glendening's razor-thin victory over a Republican rival has turned up no evidence of widespread criminal wrongdoing, a published report said. The Baltimore Sun, quoting unidentified FBI sources, said the investigation uncovered some irregularities but no evidence of serious vote tampering or other criminal conduct alleged by Ellen R. Sauerbrey. Sauerbrey lost to Glendening by fewer than 6,000 votes.
November 12, 1994 |
Democrat Parris N. Glendening was clinging to a slim lead over Republican Ellen R. Sauerbrey on Friday night and seemed destined to be declared Maryland's next governor if the current trend in the absentee ballot count continues. Sauerbrey appeared to acknowledge as much. "We might not close the gap," she said. "But the issue, regardless of how the absentee ballots turn out--and I'm not conceding that--there is a much more significant issue in terms of the election process.
November 11, 1994 |
A recount has been ordered for a congressional race in which unofficial final results show seven-term incumbent Democrat Sam Gejdenson winning by two votes. Gejdenson received 79,169 votes to 79,167 for Republican challenger Edward M. Munster, the secretary of state's office said. Third-party candidate David Bingham finished with 27,729 votes. A recount is automatic if the margin between candidates is less than 0.5% but not more than 2,000 votes.